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Meaning and name origin

Elia \e-lia\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Elia), is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elia is "Jehovah is God". Elia is a variant of Elias (Greek, Hebrew): biblical name from the Greek form of Elijah.


Elia has 8 variant forms: Eelia, Eli, Elie, Elli, Ely, Ilia, Ilie, Ilya.


Elia is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12850 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elijah (#11), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Ely and Elie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Elijah, Ely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elijah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elia is also pronounced similarly to Ali, Alia, Eliu, Eloi, Elois, Eloy and Ola. Other suggested similar baby names are Eliam, Elian, Elihu, Elija and Elis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elia.